Chicago Folk & Roots Festival 2011 schedule and headliners
I love the Chicago Folk & Roots Festival as a great one stop for stocking up on my well of live rootsy/folky and increasingly worldly sounds—especially since I acquired my own little hippie rugrats—as it is truly one of the more family-friendly music fests in town. All of which makes me quite pleased to present this year's 14th Annual Chicago Folk & Roots Festival 2011 schedule.
This year's fest highlights are many, but I'll name a few that jump out at me: famed Jamaican vocal group the Abyssinians, Tuareg guitarist Bombino Moctar, circus/sax collab the Soul Sonic Sirkus featuring Mars Williams and eclectic Congolese hip-hopper Baloji (pictured, above). See the complete schedule after the jump.
MAIN STAGE ARTISTS
SATURDAY, JULY 9
9th Annual Midwest Invitational Fiddle Contest - 12:30pm
The Schticklers - 1:40pm
Aloha Lives - 2:10pm
Los Condenados Huastecos - 2:40pm
Mountain Heart - 3:15pm
Glen David Andrews - 4:30pm
Lost Bayou Ramblers - 5:45pm
Rosie Flores & Friends - 7pm
Delbert McClinton - 8:30pm
SUNDAY, JULY 10
Wiggleworms - 12:00pm
Special Music By Special People - 12:45pm
Megitza Quartet - 1:20pm
Grupo Rebolú - 2:05pm
Bombino - 3:05pm
The Abyssinians - 4:05pm
BélO - 5:05pm
Soul Sonic Sirkus - 6:10pm
Baloji - 7:15pm
Maraca - 8:30pm
The Chicago Folk & Roots Festival takes place Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, noon—10pm in Welles Park, 4400 North Lincoln Avenue between Montrose and Sunnyside in Lincoln Square.
$10 suggested donation for adults / $5 suggested donation for seniors and children
Lineup subject to change - Rain or Shine - All Ages Welcome
A little taste of the Abyssinians for you...